ELISHA HOGUE, deceased, was born in Rockbridge County, Va., in 1803. He was reared a farmer, and had but a meagre education. He was a foreman on a plantation in early life, and drove the slaves to work. In 1820, he married Miss Sarah Holden, a native of Virginia. In 1828, he moved to Rush County, Ind. He remained there a short time and then moved to Shelby County. He made a good home there, where he died, October, 1851, at the age of forty-eight, leaving a wife and seven children. His wife continued to live on the farm, and died at the age of sixty-five. Thomas C. Hogue was born in Shelby County, July 16, 1837. His father died when he was fifteen years old, and he was thrown on his own resources. He worked as a farm hand, and then served an apprenticeship as a blacksmith. In the fall of 1862, he enlisted in Company B, Fifty-fourth Regiment Indiana Volunteers. His regiment was in the Nineteenth Corps, under Gen. Grant, until after the siege of Vicksburg and the siege of Jackson, Miss. He then went to New Orleans, where he was discharged in 1863. He followed his trade for some time, and then began
farming, when he purchased his present farm of 105 acres, in 1870. He was married, August 1, 1857, to Miss Julia A. Maple, a native of this township, born April 9, 1840. They had five children, three of whom are now living: Rachel, now a teacher in the public schools; Laura, wife of Calvin Colman; Gertrude, a graduate of the Morristown High School. Mr. and Mrs. Hogue are respected citizens and Christian people, being members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, page 788.
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